Country:

Sri Lanka

Province / State: Eastern
District: All

Number of People Groups

119

Unreached People Groups

44

Total Population

1,658,000

Buddhist

22.8 %

Christian

5.4 %

Hindu

35.2 %

Muslim

36.6 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.0 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 1,400 Tamil 1,200 - - 300 - -
Ahinkuntaya 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,500 80 - -
 Ambalavasi 3,300 Tamil 2,700 - - 600 - -
Ambattan 3,900 Tamil 3,700 - - 200 - -
 Ansari 600 Urdu ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
 Arab 1,600 Arabic, Mesopotamian ☀︎ - 1,600 - - - -
Badahala 2,900 Sinhala - - 2,700 200 - -
 Bania Chetti 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 1,000 Tamil ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
Berava 9,100 Sinhala - - 8,600 600 - -
Bintanna 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Bodhivansha 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
 Bohra 500 Gujarati ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Boya 100 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - - - - -
 Burgher 5,500 Sinhala - - 500 5,000 - 80
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Christian 2,500 Language unknown - - - 2,500 - -
Demala Gattara 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Divehi 200 Maldivian ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
Durava 28,000 Sinhala - - 27,000 1,200 - -
Gattara 21,000 Sinhala - - 20,000 1,300 - -
Gauraykwallu 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
 Goanese 400 Konkani - - - 400 - -
 Govigama 19,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 900 - -
Govigama Patti 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Govigama Radala 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
 Hajam 1,100 Tamil ☀︎ - 1,100 - - - -
Hannali 8,300 Sinhala - - 7,800 500 - -
Henawalayo 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Hinna 6,100 Sinhala - - 5,700 400 - -
Hunna 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,100 100 - -
Idayan 60 Tamil 40 - - 20 - -
 Ilavan 1,100 Tamil ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
Indian Tamil 400 Tamil 100 - - 200 - -
 Japanese 200 Japanese - - 200 - - 30
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 800 Punjabi, Western ☀︎ - 800 - - - -
 Javanese 4,600 Javanese ☀︎ - 4,600 - - - -
 Kaikolan 1,300 Tamil 1,000 - - 300 - -
 Kallan 200 Tamil 100 - - 50 - -
Karaiyar 51,000 Tamil 46,000 - - 4,700 - -
Karava 13,000 Sinhala - - 12,000 1,500 - -
Kiddea 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
Koviar 63,000 Tamil 58,000 - - 4,900 - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
 Malay, Javar 1,700 Sri Lankan Malay Creole ☀︎ - 1,700 - - - -
Malayan, caste 1,100 Malayalam 900 - - 200 - -
 Mappila 1,600 Malayalam ☀︎ - 1,600 - - - -
Marakkalage 1,500 Tamil ☀︎ - 1,500 - - - -
 Maravan 1,500 Tamil 1,100 - - 400 - -
Maravar 19,000 Tamil 17,000 - - 1,800 - -
 Mauritian 1,500 Morisyen 1,000 - - 500 - -
 Memon 600 Gujarati ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
Mukkuvar 12,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 1,100 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 500 Tamil - - - 500 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Tamil ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
 Nair 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Nalavar 10,000 Tamil 9,100 - - 900 - -
Navait 3,800 Tamil ☀︎ - 3,800 - - - -
Navandanna 30,000 Sinhala - - 28,000 2,000 - -
 Navithan 200 Tamil 200 - - 60 - -
Oli 800 Sinhala - - 800 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 2,500 Tamil ☀︎ - 2,500 - - - -
Palla 13,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 1,800 - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Pallar 22,000 Tamil 19,000 - - 2,600 - -
Palliwilli 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Pamunu 800 Sinhala - - 800 20 - -
 Panan 40 Tamil 20 - - 20 - -
Panna 13,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 1,900 - -
Pannikki 6,100 Sinhala - - 5,700 400 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 500 Tamil - - - 500 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Tamil ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
Paraiyar 17,000 Tamil 13,000 - 1,700 1,700 - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 12,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 12,000 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Porowakara 3,100 Sinhala - - 3,000 100 - -
 Primanar 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 200 - -
Radava 9,800 Sinhala - - 9,200 600 - -
Rajaka 3,900 Sinhala - - 3,700 300 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 600 Punjabi, Western ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
Salagama 15,000 Sinhala - - 14,000 1,000 - -
 Sali, Seriyar 30 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Sayyid 13,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 13,000 - - - -
 Shaikh 59,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 59,000 - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 400 Sindhi ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
Sinhalese 5,100 Sinhala - - 4,400 800 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 59,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 59,000 - - - -
 Sri Lankan Tamil 1,400 Tamil 1,100 - - 400 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 442,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 442,000 - - - -
Tattar 2,400 Tamil 2,200 - - 300 - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Thacher 1,700 Tamil 1,600 - - 200 - -
Thanakavar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Thimilar 4,900 Tamil 4,300 - - 600 - -
Vaniyan 200 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Vannar 7,000 Tamil 6,100 - - 900 - -
 Vanniyan 500 Tamil 400 - - 70 - -
Vanniyar 45,000 Tamil 39,000 - - 5,900 - -
 Vellalan 2,000 Tamil 1,600 - - 400 - -
Vellalar 289,000 Tamil 270,000 - - 19,000 - -
Vettar 1,700 Tamil 1,600 - - 200 - -
 Viswakarma 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 212,000 Sinhala - - 198,000 15,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
  Totals:  119 1,658,000   44 584,000 607,000 378,000 89,000 0 100



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